Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mac & Cheese Spooky Eyeballs

These were a first time recipe for this years Halloween party and they were super yummy! The kids absolutely loved the fact that it was mac & cheese they could pick up with their fingers! Adults liked them, too! Estimated Times Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Cooling Time: 30 mins refrigerating Servings: 18 eyeballs Ingredients 1 box macaroni & cheese 1 cup plain bread crumbs Sliced olives Directions PREPARE macaroni & cheese according to package directions. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray. PLACE bread crumbs in a shallow dish. SHAPE macaroni & cheese into 1 ½-inch balls; cover completely with prepared bread crumbs. Place balls on prepared baking sheet. Place one olive slice on center of each ball. BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Devils on Horseback

I found this recipe through a Google search while trying to decide what to make for my Halloween party and decided to try them out. They were a hit at my party and were all gone within the first hour! I made them again for a wine tasting I went to last night and again, they were gone very quickly! I have been asked and asked to please post the recipe, so here you go! Ingredients 24 pitted prunes (I but the pre-ppitted ones) 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 12 strips of bacon, cut in half crosswise Preparation Note: I bake mine on a cooking stone but you can use other options, I am just a devoted stoneware user. ;) 1. Preheat broiler to high. Soak 24 toothpicks in a small bowl of water for 15 minutes. 2. Push in center of pitted prune almost making it into a bowl shape. Place a small amount of cheese in center of each prune. Wrap each prune with bacon, securing with toothpick. 3. Broil for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway through.